Uncle Tom's Cabin
from an early edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin
first installment of Uncle Tom’s Cabin by
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) — the novel
which was to bring her international fame — appeared
in June 1851 in the National Era, an anti-slavery
paper in Washington DC.
was serialized until April 1852 and was based of
accounts of runaway slaves which she heard, and
evidence of their conditions of slaves which she
gathered, while visiting Kentucky, a Slave
State. It was a powerful indictment of
slavery, it did not attract much interest until it
was published as a novel in 1852. More than
500,000 copies were sold in the first five years
in the USA alone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe became a hated figure in the
slave-owning States, her novel galvanized anti-slavery
sentiment in the North. Many historians regard her
novel as a significant force in leading to the Civil War
which ended in the defeat of the Confederate States of
America and the abolition of slavery in the USA.
in Litchfield, Connecticut. While visiting
Kentucky she heard accounts of runaway slaves.
1850 and 1852 she began writing Uncle Tom's
Cabin. Between June 1851 until April
1852 it was serialized in a newspaper, but it was
not until it was published in book form that it
ignited a nation, selling 500,000 copies in the
USA during five years.
1853 she wrote A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, which
contained a massive array of data on the institution of
1856 she continued her campaign against slavery with the
publication of her Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal
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